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Optimal Calibration of Evaporation Models against Penman–Monteith Equation

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, VSB-TU Ostrava, Ludvíka Podéště 1875/17, 708 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Water 2021, 13(11), 1484; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13111484
Received: 26 February 2021 / Revised: 23 May 2021 / Accepted: 24 May 2021 / Published: 25 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Hydrology)
We present an approach for the calibration of simplified evaporation model parameters based on the optimization of parameters against the most complex model for evaporation estimation, i.e., the Penman–Monteith equation. This model computes the evaporation from several input quantities, such as air temperature, wind speed, heat storage, net radiation etc. However, sometimes all these values are not available, therefore we must use simplified models. Our interest in free water surface evaporation is given by the need for ongoing hydric reclamation of the former Ležáky–Most quarry, i.e., the ongoing restoration of the land that has been mined to a natural and economically usable state. For emerging pit lakes, the prediction of evaporation and the level of water plays a crucial role. We examine the methodology on several popular models and standard statistical measures. The presented approach can be applied in a general model calibration process subject to any theoretical or measured evaporation. View Full-Text
Keywords: model calibration; evaporation; Penman–Monteith equation; optimization; cross-validation model calibration; evaporation; Penman–Monteith equation; optimization; cross-validation
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Dlouhá, D.; Dubovský, V.; Pospíšil, L. Optimal Calibration of Evaporation Models against Penman–Monteith Equation. Water 2021, 13, 1484. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13111484

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Dlouhá D, Dubovský V, Pospíšil L. Optimal Calibration of Evaporation Models against Penman–Monteith Equation. Water. 2021; 13(11):1484. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13111484

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Dlouhá, Dagmar, Viktor Dubovský, and Lukáš Pospíšil. 2021. "Optimal Calibration of Evaporation Models against Penman–Monteith Equation" Water 13, no. 11: 1484. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13111484

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